There were 114 banned pesticide storages in Kyrgyzstan built in the 1960s (according to a survey by M. Bekkoyunov, 2003). As of 2007, only7 storages were in acceptable condition and are still used for storage (in contrast to 21 in 2003). 36 stores are used for other purposes, such as storage of equipment and even food. 92 storages are completely destroyed. The theft and illiterate use of banned pesticides led to poisoning and even death (Jalal-Abat Oblast 2004). The largest burial sites in the Kyrgyz Republic are in Kochkor district (600 tons, half DDT), near grain fields, and Suzak region, near the village of Kyzyl-bairam in Ak-Chabyr, 1,200 tons).

On the territory of Kyrgyzstan, 46 runway sites remained, which were used for the pretreatment / dissolution of DDT, etc. Many tanks and sacks of prohibited pesticides were buried at airports. An examination by the sanitary services revealed a high content of prohibited pesticides (aldrin, DDT, HCH, dildrin, heptachlor) in soils of contaminated habitats (up to 112616 mg / kg).
A number of NGOs and local authorities have repeatedly reported unregistered wide imports of banned pesticides (especially DDT) produced in the PRC and India, where their production continues under the permission of international structures for anti-malarial actions.


Results of the 2003 inventory of Kazakhstan: 1543.9 tons of pesticides, mostly unidentified (most likely prohibited), out of more than 140 warehouses, only 57 are operational, 83 warehouses of “Selkhozkhimia” are completely destroyed, among identified pesticides – 15 tons of toxaphene in Akkai district of North Kazakhstan area. (M. Ishankulov, 2004).

The volume of pesticides used in Kazakhstan for the period from 2011 to 2015:

Repositories of banned pesticides in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
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